La Cuneta Son Machín (Nicaragua)
La Cuneta Son Machín is a group of Nicaraguan musicians who since 2009 have merged the popular music of Nicaragua and Latin America with new musical trends such as rock, ska, hip hop and funk.
Three of its six members are part of the Mejía Godoy family, a family of artists well known internationally, among which include the stand out figures such as the singer-songwriters Carlos and Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy, as well as Luis Enrique "The prince of the Salsa".
The main objective of La Cuneta has been to foster in Nicaraguan youth a much more enriching vision of art and popular expressions, which for many decades have been undervalued because of their indigenous origin.
La Cuneta has traveled throughout Nicaragua, participating in the most important festivals in the country. The band has also hosted many international artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Juan Luis Guerra, Luis Enrique, Molotov, Celso Pina, El Gran Silencio, among others. They have also toured the United States, Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Denmark, Costa Rica, El Salvador, among others.
Their first two albums, "El Zafarrancho" and "Amor Fritanguero" have been a huge success in Nicaragua.
The third album "Mondongo", produced by the North American musician and producer Greg Landau, mixed by the award-winning audio engineer Carlos Álvarez and mixed by the renowned John Greenham, was nominated for the 2016 Grammy Awards in the "Best Album Latino Rock, Urban or Alternative " category, competing with artists like Pitbull, Bomba Estéreo, Natalia Lafourcade and Monsieur Periné in the category.
The new album by La Cuneta, "Cañambuco", recorded at Jingle Town studios in Oakland, also produced by Greg Landau and mixed by Carlos Álvarez, represents a continuation of the profound experimental work with popular Nicaraguan music started with the previous album “Mondongo”. It was released digitally in May 2017.
In 2017 and 2018, La Cuneta will tour the USA, Europe, and Japan, along with the most important singer-songwriter from Nicaragua, Katia Cardenal.